ok so it seems i was not very careful and broke my mobo at some point in the installation and had to get a new one
i was planning to upgrade it eventually but was hoping to upgrade some other stuff first, oh well i guess. it wouldnt have been so bad if i had figured it out BEFORE i put the mayhems in it
with the coolant already running through it i really didnt want to drain the loop if i could help it so i managed to take everything out, still connected and back in on a new board. Not something i want to try again lol
when i got my bitspower block it came with an extra o-ring. Then when i got my pump/res combo it came with what i thought was an extra o-ring too....i was mistaken. luckily the res was not over anything critical and i had paper towels in place.
ok its picture time and theres lots of them!
getting the block installed on the mobo i broke...
everything installed, no tubing yet on the broken board
i quickly learned what people meant by the photon res having a bad fill port, what a nightmare. I had to build a custom ghetto funnel with hot glue and a BK straw!
i had to shove the straw down past the anti turbulence thing or the water would just pool up on top and go everywhere.
this tube was a real pain, had to remove the fan to get the compression ring on, unfortunately i scratched the hell out of one of them
got the tubing all finished (still broken board)
leak testing on the broken board, just before i discovered the missing o-ring, nothing else leaked though
drained the water and put the aurora in, still got paper towels just in case
now at this point i think ive got it all done and i go set it back up and it wont boot. i troubleshoot it til im certain its the mobo then do some shopping, got a great deal on an asus sabertooth board with one day shipping. i found some of these liquid neon lights
that just fit this "warp core" build perfectly. Im thinking about putting one of THESE
star trek decals on the window, what do you guys think? (i can cut the center part out, doesnt really look right to me)
I didnt really take any pics while assembling this thing for the second time lol but i got finished product pics for you! Sadly my camera doesnt show the detail of the neon lighting, it is so freakin sweet
fully assembled and testing with the new asus board
same thing no flash
sitting on the desk (flash)
sitting on the desk (no flash)
well thats it for now! I'll update with more pics as i upgrade things. let me know what you guys think or if you have any questions! thanks for checking it out!